THE WARNINGS (Cont.)
The Warning Of La Salette
February 27, 2013
Most people are probably unaware that in addition to the Secrets of
Fátima, a second, most renowned Marian apparition from La Salette,
France, which was approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII, revealed
analogous information about a crisis of faith that would transpire
within Roman Catholicism in the last days, during which Rome would
become the seat of the Antichrist.
Delivered to Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud on September 19,
1846, while they tended cattle in the mountains, the Secret of La Salette reads in part:
The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to
plague and famine which will be wide-spread). There will be a series
of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten
Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan
and will be the only rulers of the world.
Before this comes to pass,
there will be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think
of nothing but amusement.
The wicked will give themselves over to
all kinds of sin…this will be the hour of darkness. The Church will
suffer a terrible crisis… Rome will lose the Faith and become the
seat of the Antichrist… The Church will be in eclipse, the world
will be in dismay.[i]
In The Plot Against The Pope; Coup dé’tat in the Conclave
- 1958, Gary Giuffré discusses how French Masonic influences who had infiltrated
the Catholic clergy in the 1800s were working overtime to suppress
and discredit the Secret of La Salette, even though its message had
been officially favored by two popes.
This was because at that time,
prophetic references to Rome “becoming the seat of Antichrist” was
forming a common eschatology among Catholic scholars like Cardinal
Henry Manning (discussed elsewhere in this book), Bishop Salvator
Grafen Zola, and Frederick William Helle, who saw in these
predictions the work of Masonically infested clergy who plotted the
overthrow of the papacy and the use of the Church as a political
an 'occult' World Order.
“These kinds of details, found in
the genuine, modern-day, Marian prophecies, would always generate
the greatest opposition from the Church’s enemies who had
infiltrated her structures,” wrote Giuffré.
“For they threatened to
expose the satanic plot and long-time goal of the Masonic Lodge’s
agents in the Vatican, to usurp and control the papal chair.” [ii]
And it has to be remembered that the specter of infiltration of the
Roman Catholic hierarchy by members of Freemasonry’s luciferian
“light bearers” was a fairly well-established agenda historically,
one which Pope Pius IX called the “Synagogue of Satan.”
XIII went so far as to issue a damning encyclical (Humanum Genus) on
April 20, 1884 against the efforts to invade and corrupt Roman
Catholicism by Freemasons, and yet Leo’s own Secretary of State,
Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro was later identified as a
secret Freemason of the diabolical Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.)
sect of whom Satanist Aleister Crowley belonged and later became
When Pope Leo passed away in 1903, it was widely anticipated
that Rampolla would replace him as pope, and Rampolla did receive
the early votes during conclave.
Then something extraordinary
happened, and the balloting was interrupted when Prince Jan Maurycy
Paweł Puzyna de Kosielsko, a Polish Roman Catholic Cardinal from
Kraków, rose on behalf of his Sovereign, Emperor Franz Joseph of
Austria, and shocked the assembly by declaring in Latin,
“…officially and in the name and by the authority of Franz-Josef,
Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, that His Majesty, in virtue
of an ancient right and privilege, pronounces the veto of exclusion
against my Most Eminent Lord, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del
This Jus Exclusivæ (“right of exclusion” or papal
veto) was an ancient rule of order claimed by Catholic monarchs to
veto a candidate for the papacy.
“At times the right was claimed by
the French monarch, the Spanish monarch, the Holy Roman Emperor, and
the Emperor of Austria. These powers would make known to a papal
conclave, through a crown-cardinal, that a certain candidate for
election was considered objectionable as a prospective Pope.”
has since been suggested by some historians that the alert Emperor
Franz Joseph knew something of Rampolla’s masonic connection and
saved Rome from usurpation.
It is also noteworthy that the official Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O. BAPHOMET XI° does indeed list
Cardinal Rampolla among its members.[v] But was Rampolla just one of
many covert Masons? The answer to that question appears to be yes
according to experts like the late Canadian naval officer, author,
and popular lecturer William James Guy Carr.
In addition to his
accounts of wartime activity as a Navigating Submarine Officer
during World War One, Carr - though a conspiracy theorist - was a
noted authority on the history of
the Illuminati and its connection
to Freemasonry. He chronicled the movement from its founding in 1776
Adam Weishaupt to its purported penetration of the Vatican.
1959, Carr published The Red Fog Over America, in which he said:
Weishaupt boasted that the Illuminati would infiltrate into the
Vatican and bore from within, until they left it nothing but an
Since I exposed certain events which indicate that agentur of the Illuminati have infiltrated into the Vatican, I have
received a number of letters from priests who have studied in the
Those who wrote assured me that the fears I express are
more than well founded. One priest informed me that the Pope was
surrounded by picked “Specialists”, “Experts” and “Advisors” to such
an extent that he was little better than a prisoner in his own
palace. Another priest informed me of the eternal surveillance
exercised over the Pope…those who maintain the surveillance…give him
no freedom of action even in the privacy of his own chambers.
‘Those who exercise this surveillance are all
hand-picked members of a certain order and they all come from the
same institution… where Weishaupt… conspired.’” [vi]
Carr’s description matches so closely to what Malachi Martin and
similar priests have alleged on different occasions concerning a
formidable Illuminati-Masonic group inside the Vatican that it is
tempting to believe Malachi himself may have been one of Carr’s
But was this Illuminated council the unseen hand in Rome
that “forced” Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict) and Cardinal
Bertone to issue what Antonio Socci thought was astuzia inganno
(cunning deception) at Fátima?
And would this indicate both the
current pope and his Secretary of State are clandestinely committed
to, or being forced to go along with, the overarching scheme of a
secret order inside the Holy See?
The solidarity between Pope Benedict and Cardinal
Bertone goes back
a long way and it certainly appears to have continued - at least for
the first few years of Benedict’s papacy - in the time following the
“Message of Fátima” controversy.
After being elected pope in April,
2005 and taking his place as successor of John Paul II as Sovereign
of the Vatican City State and leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Ratzinger as “Pope Benedict XVI” quickly appointed Cardinal Bertone
to replace Fátima co-conspirator Angelo Sodano as the Cardinal
Secretary of State.
On April 4, 2007, Benedict also appointed Bertone as his Camerlengo to administrate the duty of the Pope in
the case of a vacancy of the papacy. Benedict has since made
decisions that indicate Bertone could be (or once was) his choice
for successor, and both men have at times appeared to be stacking
and massaging the Red Hats in Bertone’s favor for the next (final?)
This was noted in the May 13, 2011 National Catholic
Reporter article, “A Triptych on Benedict’s Papacy, and Hints of
What Lies Beyond,” when NCR Senior Correspondent John L. Allen Jr.
spoke of the shake-up inside the Roman Curia (the Curia is the
administrative apparatus of the Vatican and, together with the pope,
the central governing body of the Catholic Church) in which Italian
Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu was appointed the Substitute for
General Affairs by Pope Benedict XVI.
Becciu, who replaced
Archbishop Fernando Filoni for the job, seemed at first an odd
selection to Vatican insiders.
“Given how difficult it is to master
the role [of Substitute], many observers found it curious that Filoni would be shipped out after less than four years, to be
replaced by someone in Becciu who has no previous experience at all
working inside the Vatican,” observed the NCR. [vii]
But then the
nail was hit on the head when the news service added,
“When the dust
settles, the most obvious beneficiary of these moves would seem to
be Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State, who
will not have to be concerned about the new substitute forming a
rival center of power.” [viii]
The job of the Substitute for General
Affairs has been described as the most complicated and demanding
responsibility in the Roman Curia due to the staggering amount of
concerns the Substitute must carry on a daily basis.
compared to a White House Chief of Staff, the Substitute meets with
the Pontiff usually once per day to administer Vatican affairs and
also regularly reports to the Cardinal Secretary of State (currently
Cardinal Bertone). The organizational “success or failure of a
papacy often rests on his shoulders,” adds the NCR.
And those who
have handled the office well over the years,
“have been the stuff of
legend: Giovanni Battista Montini, for instance, was the substitute
under Pius XII from 1937 to 1953, and went on to become Pope Paul
VI; Giovanni Benelli, who was Paul’s own substitute from 1967 to
1977, was widely understood to be the power behind the throne”
(emphasis added). [ix]
Of course, just when we thought it couldn’t get any more obvious,
another - and this time unprecedented - move to consolidate his
power (and which also raises the question of a third contender for
the throne of St. Peter) was made by Bertone himself. It followed
the October 24, 2011, document, “Toward Reforming the International
Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public
Authority,” which amounted to a call by the Vatican for a World
Political and Financial Authority.
Published by the Pontifical
Council for Justice and Peace, which is headed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, the media was quick - inside and outside Christianity - to
see the dark side of socialism raising its head, not to mention
prophetic implications of the paper’s call for a Global Authority
seated inside the United Nations.
In a different chapter we explain
how this new unsettling directive attempts to devise a “moral”
mandate for establishing “a global public authority” and “a central
world bank” that would oversee individual and world pecuniary
institutions through subjugation to a new global power made,
“at the cost of a gradual, balanced
transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority
and to regional authorities”. [xii]
The document was addressed at the 2011 G20 Summit in
Cannes in comments by President Barack Obama and French President
Nicholas Sarkozy, but nothing came of it there due to what Cardinal
Bertone did just ten days later.
And this is where things start
getting interesting, as some soothsayers were already predicting
that the author of the document, Peter Turkson of Ghana (Peter the
Roman?) could be the next pope, as he is considered papabile by the
College of Cardinals.
Following the election of America’s first black president in Obama,
analysts around the world began speculating that perhaps Rome would
follow suit and roll out the red carpet for a black pope, the first
in fifteen hundred years, in somebody like Turkson.
Cardinal Francis Arinze, whom Ronald L. Conte Jr. believes will be the next pope and
fulfill “The Prophecy of the Popes” by taking the name Pius XIII, is
also a black man, an Igbo Nigerian considered papabile since before
the 2005 conclave that elected Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict
“The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American US
President could pave the way for the election of [a] black Pope,
according to a leading black American Catholic,” wrote the Times
Online in 2008.
“Wilton Daniel Gregory, 60, the Archbishop of
Atlanta, said that in the past Pope Benedict XVI had himself
suggested that the election of a black pontiff would ‘send a
splendid signal to the world’ about the universal Church.” [xiii]
Associated Press agreed.
“The pope has appointed Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to head the Vatican’s justice and peace office, a
high-profile post that cements his reputation as a possible future
papal candidate… Turkson told reporters there was no reason there
couldn’t be a black pope, particularly after Barack Obama was
elected U.S. president.” [xiv]
Given that Turkson is popular in some
circles, here is how the National Catholic Reporter heralded the
release of his document on Reforming the International Financial and
Monetary Systems in their October 28, 2011, headline: A Papal
Contender Grabs the Spotlight:
Rome saw a striking coincidence this week, which could be either
simple luck or a sign of things to come.
There were two big-ticket
Vatican news flashes, Monday’s note on reform of the international
economy and Thursday’s summit of religious leaders in Assisi. In
both cases, the same Vatican official was a prime mover: Cardinal
Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for
Justice and Peace.
Turkson, still young in church terms at 63, was the chief organizer
of the Assisi gathering, just as he was the top signatory on the
document blasting “neo-liberal” ideologies and calling for a “true
world political authority” to regulate the economy. During Vatican
press conferences to present both, Turkson was the star attraction
Can anyone say, papabile? [xv]
Only a week following the National Catholic Reporter celebration,
however, and only ten days after Turkson released
calling for a global financial authority, an emergency summit at the
Vatican was called by… you guessed it… the Secretariat of State -
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
And this time he wasn’t taking any
prisoners. Bertone blasted the document by Turkson and laid down a
new set of laws. From that day forward, he ordered, any new Vatican
text would have to be authorized in advance by himself.
The popular Chiesa News in Rome said of the power play:
Precisely when the G20 summit in Cannes was coming to its weak and
uncertain conclusion, on that same Friday, November 4 at the
Vatican, a smaller summit convened in the secretariat of state…
the hot seat was the [Turkson] document on the global financial
crisis released ten days earlier by the pontifical council for
justice and peace… The secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone,
complained that he had not known about it until the last moment. And
precisely for this reason he had called that meeting in the
secretariat of state.
The conclusion of the summit was that this
binding order would be transmitted to all of the offices of the
curia: from that point on, nothing in writing would be released
unless it had been inspected and authorized by the secretariat of state.
While Bertone convinced some Vatican watchers that his overreaching
motives had to do with protecting the Holy See from confusion by
claiming that he had been in the dark and thus side-swiped by the
release of the document (a case Chiesa News thoroughly debunked),
others saw in it another giant step in Bertone carefully solidifying
his powerbase in Rome.
They also imagined that old enemy the
Freemasons having something to do with it.
“It would seem that the
dark forces in the Vatican are making their moves to seize control
of the Catholic Church,” wrote Catholic Jew Aron Ben Gilad.
are using the recent document of the Pontifical Council of Justice
and Peace on the global financial crisis as the excuse to seize
autocratic control of all the congregations of the curia and putting
them under the control of Cardinal Bertone and the Vatican’s
Secretariat of State. Whatever the merits or demerits of this
document is not the important question, but its use as an
instrument for ecclesiastical masonry to take control of the
Roman Curia”. [xvii]
Top Vatican watcher and journalist Andrea Tornielli had stated as much earlier, documenting how Bertone had
been consolidating his influence in the Vatican:
…through a number of actions: he appointed bishops who are well
known to him and friends in key roles, especially in positions
involving the management and control of the Holy See’s finances. The
last individual appointed, was the Bishop of Alexandria Giuseppe
Versaldinew, to the position of President of the Prefecture for
Economic Affairs of the Holy See…
On the other hand, Bertone has
done away with prelates who had moved against him in some way or
another, such as Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who had left the
Government office to become Nuncio (ambassador) to the United
States, or Bishop Vincenzo di Mauro, who left the Office of Economic
Affairs to become Archbishop of Vigevano. [xviii]
[i] “Apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the Mountain of La Sette,”
last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.thepopeinred.com/secret.htm.
[ii] As quoted in “Warnings from Heaven Suppressed,” last accessed
February 13, 2012, http://www.cardinalsiriandtheplotagainstthepope.com/warnings_from_heaven.htm.
[iii] Yves Chiron, Saint Pius X: Restorer of the Church (Angelus
Press, 2002) 122.
[iv] “Jus Exclusivæ,” Wikipedia, last modified December 7, 2012,
[v] “Liber LII: Manifesto of the O.T.O.,” last accessed February 13,
[vi] William Guy Carr, The Red Fog Over America (Hollywood, CA:
Angriff Press, 1959), 225–226.
[vii] John L. Allen, “A Triptych on Benedict’s Papacy, and Hints of
What Lies Beyond,” May 13, 2011, http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/triptych-benedict%E2%80%99s-papacy-and-hints-what-lies-beyond.
[x] Edward Pentin, “Naming of New Cardinals Prompts Speculation
about New Pope,” Newsmax, January 10, 2012, http://www.newsmax.com/EdwardPentin/Cardinals-Pope-Benedict-Successor/2012/01/10/id/423629.
[xii] The full text of “Toward Reforming the International Financial
and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority”
can be read at: Zenit: The World Seen from Rome, October 24, 2011,
last accessed January 19, 2012, http://www.zenit.org/article-33718?l=english.
[xiii] Richard Owen, “ROME: Black Pope Could Follow Barack Obama’s
Election, Says US Archbishop,” Virtue Online, November 6, 2008,
[xiv] The Associated Press, “Ghanaian Cardinal to Head Vatican’s
Peace Office,” USA Today, October 24, 2009, http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-10-24-vatican-africa_N.htm.
[xv] John L. Allen, “A Papal Contender Grabs the Spotlight,”
National Catholic Reporter, October 28, 2011, http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/papal-contender-grabs-spotlight.
[xvi] Sandro Magister, “Too Much Confusion. Bertone Puts the Curia
Under Lock and Key,” Cheisa, November 10, 2011, http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350080?eng=y.
[xvii] “Cardinal Bertone Seizes Control of the Curia,” November 14,
[xviii] Andrea Tornielli, “Cardinal Bertone Turns 77,” Vatican
Insider, December 12, 2011, http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/the-vatican/detail/articolo/bertone-cardinale-vaticano-vatican-cardinal-cardenal-10436/
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